Saturday - Understanding Your Camera Course - NEW FOOTSCRAY LOCATION!

Saturday - Understanding Your Camera Course - NEW FOOTSCRAY LOCATION!

Excellent and Practical Course
, 14/04/2015

I found Glynn to be a fantastic teacher very knowledgeable, approachable and relaxed. The course size of 6 students meant we all got the attention necessary and each person could explore the functionality of their own camera. I am already which course I will enrol for next.


Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon DF-N1000 Viewfinder (For Nikon 1 V3)

Nikon DF-N1000 Viewfinder (For Nikon 1 V3)

Good price for a quality product
, 14/04/2015

Using the nikon 1 v3 with the 70-300 lens handheld is virtually impossible without the EVF. I recently captured birds in flight only possible (for me) with the evf.

It works well with the autofocus. feature of the nikon 1. I believe the V3 should be sold as per in the USA where the EVF and extra grip is part of package - much needed to make the purchase complete. As to the EVF N1000 is excellent it keeps pace with the camera and the resolution is more than adequate with wild life shooting.

Overall a very satisfied customer.

Pros: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 AL SMC

Pentax DA 35mm f2.4 AL SMC

good alternative to bulky zooms
, 14/04/2015

good alternative to bulky zooms, but fo a normal lens a better aperture than f/2.4 would be appreciated

Pros: Easy to use, Compact
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Pentax DA 18-270mm f3.5-6.3

Pentax DA 18-270mm f3.5-6.3

A good lens to cover all bases whilst travelling
, 14/04/2015

As above, is also combines well with the Pentax 18 - 135 lens and that is all I shall need in my pack

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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SanDisk 16GB SDHC Ultra Card 30MB/s (Class 10)

SanDisk 16GB SDHC Ultra Card 30MB/s (Class 10)

Great camera. easy to use, convenient to carry and excellent results.
, 10/04/2015

On its first sea dive documenting the health of Seastars, at Jawbone Marine Sanctuary. theTG3 performed beautifully. Coastcare wish to do an article using my shots. The microscope feature is wonderful. It is also handy in the field. Compact enough to hang around my neck all day but handy when needed.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Manfrotto 290 (MK294A4 + 496RC2) Tripod Kit

Manfrotto 290 (MK294A4 + 496RC2) Tripod Kit

Great Tripod
, 10/04/2015

Good value Tripod works well easy to set-up and quick release head is compatible with other Manfrotto Heads

Pros: Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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LensPen DSLR Kit - Lenspen+FilterKlear+Micropro

LensPen DSLR Kit - Lenspen+FilterKlear+Micropro

Neat product
, 8/04/2015

Only drawback is slight problem with working out which pen is for what from the monochrome instruction sheet. Once I sorted that I found the pens great to use. They leave the lens clean, no streaks, and best of all - no messy cleaning fluids to muck around with.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon WU-1B WiFi Adapter

Nikon WU-1B WiFi Adapter

Wireless transfer of images from Nikon 1 AW1
, 7/04/2015

I bought the WU-1b to wirelessly transfer JPGs from my Nikon 1 AW1. I shoot in RAW and JPG and am happy to process the RAW files later but it is nice to be able to select the JPGs and edit in my iOS device and then share on social media. I can do this on the run (or walk) by plugging in and allowing the camera to swing on my shoulder while connecting with my iPhone and doing everything seamlessly. The good thing is that the adaptor/app/device combination will also add geotag metadata to the files as they are being transferred in the camera if required. The Nikon 1 AW1 has an excellent GPS capability but when in doors the value of a smartphone connection is evident.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Panasonic Lumix LX100

Panasonic Lumix LX100

SLR-like qualityin a very compact package; traditional intuitive manual controls; professional build quality
, 6/04/2015

This little camera with its large (4-thirds) sensor and Leica 24-75mm (full-frame equiv.) lens, gives IQ close to that achievable by most APS-C SLRs, and probably better than some of them. The large sensor gives excellent high-ISO performance. Unlike most fixed-lens compacts, it has traditional manual controls for aperture (lens ring) and shutter speed (camera-top dial), which beats trawling through menu lists any day. It even has a manual dial on camera top for exposure compensation. It also has traditional lens threads for filter attachment (again unlike most compacts), and you can even use the Lee Seven5 filter system (albeit with a UV or protector filter mounted between lens and Lee adaptor ring). There is an excellent built-in EVF as well as the back-plate LCD. Battery life is somewhat reduced compared to the earlier LX3 to LX7 series of cameras, probably due to running two displays, so it pays to carry an extra battery. Highly recommended for IQ--critical photographers, particularly for any situation where camera size and weight are major factors.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm VRII

Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm VRII

Easy to use. Excellent image quality.
, 26/03/2015

This lens is compact and light to use and carry. The image quality is sharp and clear. It is extremely comfortable to use.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Sigma 150-500mm f5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM

Great Lens
, 25/03/2015

Great Lens. Only problem is that after hours of use It can really hurt holding it in your hand. Other than that, it does the same job as any other lens for a smaller price. great zoom too. Love it

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon ST-E3-RT Flash Radio Transmitter

Canon ST-E3-RT Flash Radio Transmitter

Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter is a BRILLIANT off-camera Flash accessory. HIGHLY recommended.
, 22/03/2015

This is a FANTASTIC tool if you own a Canon wireless Radio Transmitter Flash like the 600EX-RT and wish to shoot remotely or with multiple Flash units. Don't be put off by the minor price differences between the ST-E3-RT Transmitter and those slightly cheaper 3rd-Party 2.4ghz Transmitters: When you put one on your camera you'll realize just why this unit is vastly superior. The customizable options aside, this is an essential tool for creative photographers - both professional and amateur.

First: Read the opening pages from the Manual. This is important if you've not used one before. If you don't set an ID and a Chanel for your Slaved Flash to respond to, you'll need to consult the manual. Then set your Flash (as Slave Unit) and Transmitter (as Master Unit) accordingly. After that your Transmitter and Flash will always sync together instantly the moment both are switched on. A green LINK light will illuminate on both Flash and Transmitter to tell you you're paired and synced. You can control the output of your flash from the Transmitter and the display is clear and easy to read in all light conditions. There are many adjustable Flash options for professional studio photographers in the Transmitter interface. I bought this device to use with DSLRs but it works flawlessly with the Canon EOS-M and the Canon PowerShot G1X as well. I also greatly prefer this design over alternative third-party Transmitters and find the battery life exceptionally good and the construction to be sound. A small padded pouch is included to protect the Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter.

The benefit for the studio photographer shooting live models or products is immediately obvious but the lone photographer at home will be able to use their flash as a remote unit for softer, more even lighting. For the amateur, the Transmitter-fired external Flash produces flattering pictures of pets and family members in lowlight indoor environments via a bounce-flash effect from the ceiling or walls. The unit may also be a benefit to Macro Photographers who may want to illuminate an otherwise shaded subject without the unattractive results from a direct flash (eg from a Ring-Flash). The newer Hot-Shoe release is the same as on the new RT Speedlite series and it's far superior to the old-style method of flash mounting.

Note that this Transmitter does not use the older-style Optical Transmitter Function so it will be incompatible with older flashes that use an Infra Red transmission. However, like the recent Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite, it doesn't require direct line-of-sight between Master and Slave units to operate. The Transmitter has all the same functions and buttons (and backlit LCD display) as the 600EX-RT Flash so if you own the flash already, you'll find the Transmitter has exactly the same interface and operation. If you're a photojournalist, you can change the Wireless Flash ID to over 10,000 combination settings to avoid setting off other people's RT Speedlite flashes. Wireless Transmitters are vastly superior to Optical Transmitters and Canon has built themselves a gem here because the Canon ST-E3-RT Transmitter is worth every penny. Highly Recommended.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon EF 100-400mm IS USM II

Canon EF 100-400mm IS USM II

What a terrific lens
, 19/03/2015

The new Canon EF 100 to 400mm IS USM II lens is a delight. I have owned one for about three weeks now and have been to several wildlife areas in the Canberra area over the past three weekends to photograph wildlife. I have some managed some great shots of flying birds, and other small animals. The lens is very sharp, very fast to focus, and produces beautiful colours and delightful bokeh. I can use it had held for a while and I find the IS helps a great deal.I get sharp pictures from around 1/50 , but it is a heavy lens and I get better results with a Tripod. Especially if I am using it for an hour or two.

I'd certainly recommend this lens to anyone who wants a long zoom lens without any compromise in quality.

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Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Canon IXUS 170

Canon IXUS 170

Fantastic compact digital camera.
, 17/03/2015

Great compact, easy to use, travelling camera or general use camera. Have gone to this camera from a Canon IXUS 90IS very compatiable.

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Build quality
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Lifeproof Fre Waterproof Case Black (iPhone5)

Lifeproof Fre Waterproof Case Black (iPhone5)

Love it
, 17/03/2015

Great case that does the job perfectly and looks good doing it. Ted's were very good at taking back the Fre version that had a nasty 'pillow' under the screen and replacing it with the Nuud versioin for only $10 more. Nuud is waaaaay better. Very impressed with Ted's Petrie Plaza customer support - thanks!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Screen size
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon D5200 + 18-55mm & 55-300mm Twin VR Kit

Nikon D5200 + 18-55mm & 55-300mm Twin VR Kit

Comprehensive kit with everything to get you started taking great photos!
, 16/03/2015

This is my first DSLR and I think it is fantastic. The two lens option give you great versatility for everything from party shots, to sport shots and longer wildlife or landscape shots. The options on the camera give the learner plenty of pre set selections as well as helpful on board pop up screens. The images are fantastic and I have managed to get some fantastic ones. If you are looking for your first serious DSLR then for my money this is certainly worth every cent!

Pros: Easy to use, Compact, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Melbourne - City Walkabout Photography Class

Melbourne - City Walkabout Photography Class

Fantastic highly recommend
, 13/03/2015

So loved my Melbourne City Walkabout class with my new camera. If have never done anything like this before and thought it would be the best way to get off Auto and learn about my new Cannon 70D, I was not disappointed!
There were seven in our group most of us beginners and our instructor, he was fantastic had a great depth of knowledge but didn't bog us down with technical jargon.
He was very patient answering our questions and showing us how to use the different settings on all our cameras. Got lots of great pics and some not so great but that was the idea to experiment. Would highly recommend this course to everybody and great value for money.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Screen size
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600

WOW great non pro camera
, 11/03/2015

I have been a photographer in my spare time for 35 years. I started out in the Murray Bridge International photography club so I had a wealth of experienced photographers to learn from. Now I am a poor pensioner who hammered her last camera into the ground. When researching I looked at SLR's but finally settled for the Nikon p600, it is light compared to my old camera and it has everything I love zoom and macro. It is fantastic. The pictures are beautiful, I am amazed that I can hand hold and use the zoom and so easy to use. I am going to have fun with this camera. Yes you do have to zoom out find your subject then zoom in again but I am sure I will get the hang of it.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality, Battery life, Screen size
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release

Nikon MC-DC2 Remote Release

Easy to use item - pity about the short battery life!
, 11/03/2015

Have been using the Nikon MkC-DC2 Remote Release for some time. However, the one I had failed, hence the new purchase. Very easy to use. My only complaint (?) is that the battery life is far too short.

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Battery life
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Tamron SP AF 70-200MM F2.8 VC USD

Tamron SP AF 70-200MM F2.8 VC USD

bit early to tell but images appear to be sharp. Will need to take more images of objects at speed.
, 10/03/2015

bit early to tell but images appear to be sharp. Will need to take more images of objects at speed.

Pros: Easy to use, Build quality
Cons: Bulky
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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